Zucchini Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry quick bread: so fresh and light and perfect for breakfast. Freezes well too!
I found another zucchini in the garden. All big and plump, it just had to be shredded. But I’ve made so much bread, muffins, fried stuff…I didn’t think I could eat another zucchini. Then I found this recipe, and I knew exactly what I was going to do. I love blueberries, so for me, it was the right thing to do to add them into this bread. I had to add a little extra baking time, but it turned out beautiful. My only wish was that I should have doubled the recipe, because it was so good.

Zucchini Blueberry Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 loaf


    For the Bread:
  • 2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2/3 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, zested (save juice for glaze)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, greased. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients (except for blueberries) for bread, stirring to combine. Fold in blueberries. Pour into greased pan and bake for 60 minutes, until completely cooked. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan, remove from pan and cool completely.
  2. For glaze, whisk together powdered sugar with milk and juice from 1/2 lemon. Drizzle over bread. I enjoyed this bread cold out of the refrigerator! Enjoy!
  3. (adapted slightly from Brandy's Baking)

14 Responses to “Zucchini Blueberry Bread”

  1. posted Aug 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    MMMM! Looks so good! I’m going to try it with blueberries soon. What a great idea. :)

  2. posted Aug 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Love , love, love it!

  3. posted Aug 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm


  4. posted Aug 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Great recipe choice for SRC — these look insanely delicious! Theresa

  5. Melissa
    posted Dec 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I noticed you add lemon zest to this. I’ve made zucchini blueberry bread a few times and I like to add orange zest to it. It’s really good.

    • posted Dec 31, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Orange zest is great too!! I will have to give that a try!

  6. Sarah
    posted May 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I just made this and it turned out super yummy! I only changed two things by omitting the nutmeg (preference) and I used an egg-replacer since my son is anaphylactic to eggs. I also used 4 mini loaf pans so I can easily freeze for lunch however I have a feeling it wont last to make it into the freezer :) thanks for sharing.

    • posted May 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe Sarah! I’m looking forward to some fresh zucchini from my garden this summer to make and freeze this again! Thanks for the feedback :)

  7. Jamie
    posted Aug 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Can you use applesauce as a sugar substitute?

  8. Meg
    posted Oct 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I have these in the oven right now! So excited to see how they turn out. Thanks for the recipe!


  9. joan
    posted Mar 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    How many servings would you say this should be?

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  11. posted Aug 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Giving this a try today ! Sounds like a great combination!

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